Category Archives: Hyperlipidaemia

NICE guidance on statin use

This comes from NICE guideline CG181. Lipid checks for primary prevention can now be non-fasting (even for triglycerides), which is going to make life somewhat simpler. Rather than LDL, we should now be focusing on non-HDL, which apparently is simpler … Continue reading

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Hypertriglyceridaemia is probably an independent risk factor for cardiac disease, but so far it hasn’t been possible to establish this for certain. (Interestingly, any relationship may be in a U-shaped curve, though it’s not at all clear where the peak … Continue reading

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